Eduardo Escobar is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $3.8K and DraftKings at $4.5K on 8/31

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 7.6 FanDuel points and 5.8 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$1165 short of $3.8K on FanDuel and -$1093 short of $4.5K on DraftKings. Their should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (3B) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#30 Starlin Castro7.8 FD Points$2600
#31 Yu-Cheng Chang7.7 FD Points$2200
#32 Eduardo Escobar7.6 FD Points$3800
#33 David Fletcher7.5 FD Points$2900
#34 Travis Shaw7 FD Points$2000
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#15 Starlin Castro6.1 DK Points$3300
#16 Luis Urias6.1 DK Points$2600
#17 Eduardo Escobar5.8 DK Points$4500
#18 Nicky Lopez5.8 DK Points$3100
#19 Kolten Wong5.7 DK Points$3700

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Eduardo Escobar to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 61.25 projected fantasy points puts him at #20 behind Rio Ruiz and ahead of Travis Shaw. He has averaged 3.19 fantasy points in his past 282 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.02 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#14) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #9 most highly owned third baseman. Eduardo Escobar is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #5 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (3B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#18 Renato Nunez (65% OWN)65 FP, 2.78 per game141 FP, 71 gp, 1.99 per game (#26)
#19 Rio Ruiz (2% OWN)62 FP, 2.37 per game141 FP, 71 gp, 1.99 per game (#26)
#20 Eduardo Escobar (99% OWN)61 FP, 3.02 per game434 FP, 150 gp, 2.89 per game (#10)
#21 Travis Shaw (16% OWN)57 FP, 2.53 per game428 FP, 149 gp, 2.87 per game (#11)
#22 Jake Lamb (16% OWN)57 FP, 2.25 per game134 FP, 56 gp, 2.38 per game (#16)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Eduardo Escobar is projected for 4.29 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #22 projected third baseman for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Josh Rojas but behind Jedd Gyorko the rest of the week. Week 24 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#19). He is projected for 13.83 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#20 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (99% OWN)4.72 FP (76% ST)2.98 FP
#21 Jedd Gyorko (1% OWN)4.36 FP2.87 FP
#22 Eduardo Escobar (99% OWN)4.29 FP (90% ST)3.02 FP
#23 Josh Rojas (9% OWN)4.15 FP (3% ST)2.58 FP
#24 Todd Frazier (9% OWN)4.06 FP (5% ST)2.71 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#17 Josh Donaldson (99% OWN)14.5 FP (94% ST)2.89 FP
#18 Mike Moustakas (99% OWN)14.3 FP (79% ST)3.27 FP
#19 Eduardo Escobar (99% OWN)13.8 FP (90% ST)3.02 FP
#20 Kyle Seager (70% OWN)13.7 FP (60% ST)2.65 FP
#21 Jedd Gyorko (1% OWN)13.4 FP2.87 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

EDUARDO ESCOBARFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019614.214.111.06.50.6
-- Per Game (20 Proj)3.00.210.690.540.320.03
8/26 to 9/1 (1.6 Games)4.30.280.960.780.400.04
9/2 to 9/8 (4.5 Games)13.80.903.32.41.40.16
2019 Season4643110883435
-- Per Game (132 GP)3.50.230.820.630.330.04
2018 to 201989854192158957
-- Per Game (282 GP)3.20.190.680.560.340.02